

Math Workshop Series 

For many students, math seems like a
mystery. But it doesn’t need to be. With a few simple adjustments to
traditional approaches — and the use of natural, authentic math
strategies — every student can achieve success in computation,
logic, and problemsolving. Get the tools you need to help kids beat
math anxiety and build confidence and competence at the same time. 



Mastering Basic Math Facts 
How is it possible that so many students sneak into 3rd, 4th, 5th
and even 6th grade without mastering their basic math facts? Could
it be that all those timed tests, worksheets, flash cards,
manipulatives, math games, assignments, and story problems aren’t
exactly the most efficient and effective ways to teach math
basics? What if there were other activities that could reduce
teacher workload while increasing student achievement? This
workshop will cover a variety of simple techniques teachers can
use to make sure that all students learn their basic math facts by
the end of 2nd grade. You’ll get specific information about what
to do — and what not to do — when it comes to making sure all of
your students can do basic math. 



Strategies For Math ProblemSolving 
Serious math involves serious math problemsolving. And that means
students need serious problemsolving strategies. Get the
strategies real mathematicians use to solve real problems in the
real world. Based on the pioneering work of legendary Stanford
math professor, George Polya, and described in his classic book,
How to Solve It, this workshop will help you bring proven math
problemsolving techniques to your classroom in ways that improve
results and increase motivation. 



Math Workshop:
A Solution to Differentiated Instruction 
Anyone who has ever taught math from a math book knows that no
single lesson meets the needs of all students. More than any other
subject, math instruction needs to be highly differentiated
because it requires so much cumulative knowledge and every learner
has to be working at just the right level to make consistent
progress. For years, teachers have been solving the
differentiation problem in literacy by running reading and writing
workshops, but most still rely on traditional lockstep programmed
instruction in math. Why not take the same principles that have
become the hallmarks of high quality literacy instruction and put
them to work in math? 



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